Uttar Pradesh Lift And Escalator Bill-2024 Passed By Voice Vote In State Assembly
Lucknow, February 11 (TNA) The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has taken a big initiative to curb the increasing number of accidents due to lifts and escalators in urban areas of the state. Under this initiative, the Lift and Escalator Bill was passed by voice vote after discussion in both houses on Saturday.
In this bill, provisions like registration of lifts and escalators, maintenance, immediate information to the concerned officer during an accident, compensation to the person injured in the accident, etc. have been made. All private and public buildings and premises will come under the purview.
State Urban Development and Energy Minister A K Sharma while giving information about the terms and conditions of this Act, told the House that all the private and public buildings and premises of the state have been brought under the ambit of this Act. Some of the conditions of this Act have been relaxed in lifts installed for private use, but for lifts and escalators installed for public use, registration, maintenance, immediate informing to the concerned officer during an accident, compensation to the victim of the accident etc.
Under the Factories Act 1948, the conditions of this Act will not be applicable to the lifts and escalators installed in industrial areas or premises. The rest of the conditions of this Act will be mandatory on the lifts and escalators installed in all the private and public buildings and premises of the state.
It is noteworthy that due to increasing urbanization and urbanization in the state, multi-storey buildings and commercial establishments are being built as per the need. Demand for lifts and accelerators to use these buildings has also increased. Lifts are being installed and used in abundance in multi-storey buildings and commercial establishments. The use of lifts and escalators has also increased at railway stations and pilgrimage sites. Lifts and escalators are used by everyone including adults, children, elderly and young people. With the implementation of this system, lift operators will be more careful and accidents will also be reduced.
Presenting the bill in the Legislative Assembly, he said that till now there was no act in Uttar Pradesh regarding the use, precautions, monitoring, registration and regulation of lifts and escalators. Some states of the country like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Haryana, Delhi, and Himachal Pradesh have their acts regarding lift escalators, but there was no such system in Uttar Pradesh. Last year, members Yogendra Singh and Pankaj Singh had drawn the attention of the House towards an accident that took place in a lift in Noida. From that time onwards, steps were taken towards implementing this Act in the state also.